A Hindu holy man, a Rabbi and a politician were traveling to together, headed to a symposium on world peace, when they experienced car trouble far out of town. They hiked for miles and finally came upon a small farmhouse. The farmer welcomed them and offered them a place to stay for the night.

“Only one problem,” the farmer said. “ We ain’t got but two extra beds. One of you is gonna have to sleep in the barn.” The holy man said, “I am humble and will be glad to sleep in the barn.” Off he went. A few minutes later he was back.

“There is a cow in the barn. It is against my beliefs to sleep that close to a sacred animal.”

“No problem,” said the Rabbi. I am humble and will take the barn.” A few minutes later, he too was back. 

“There is a pig in the barn!” he said. It is against my beliefs to sleep that close to an unclean animal.”

There was nothing the politician could do but accept his fate. “See you both in the morning,” he said.

A few minutes later, there was a knock at the door. It was the cow and the pig.